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Paint Brush Gnome Ornaments

These adorable paint brush gnome ornaments are such a budget-friendly Christmas decor project - in fact, you can probably make it with odds and ends you already have lying around! Try customizing it with your own materials to make some extra cute, one-of-a-kind Christmas gnome friends


  • scissors
  • glue gun


  • Paper Plate
  • 2 2” Wooden Paint Brushes
  • Cardboard
  • Fabric
  • Black Sharpie
  • 1 Holiday holly berry pick
  • White Acrylic paint
  • Small Paint Brush
  • twine


  • Unwrap the paint brushes and lay them out on the paper plate.
  • Add a small amount of white acrylic paint to the plate.
  • Use the small paint brush to paint the outer bristles of the 2” paint brushes white.
  • Create a cardboard pattern to cut the gnome hats out of fabric scraps. You want a rounded triangle with a base of about 4.25 inches and a height that is tall enough to cover the paint brush handle.
  • Cut out the fabric piece for the hat.
  • Center the fabric piece onto the paintbrush so that the base of the fabric triangle lines up with where the bristles meet the brush handle.
  • Hot glue the fabric onto the brush, wrapping the fabric around to make a semi “cone,” applying hot glue to secure the hat in place.
  • Remove a mistletoe berry from the faux sprig and hot glue in the center of the hat’s base where the gnome’s nose would be.
  • Hot glue mistletoe leaves and additional berries onto the hat as a decorative accent.
  • Loop string through the hole on the end of the paint brush to hang the ornament from.
  • Hang your new Christmas gnome and enjoy!